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Title:| A review of inventory management research in major logistics journals: Themes and future directions| Author(s):| Brent D. Williams, (Department of Marketing and Logistics, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA), Travis Tokar, (The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Marketing and Logistics, Columbus, Ohio, USA)| Citation:| Brent D. Williams, Travis Tokar, (2008) "A review of inventory management research in major logistics journals: Themes and future directions", International Journal of Logistics Management, The, Vol. 19 Iss: 2, pp.212 - 232| Keywords:| Inventory management, Research, Supply chain management| Article type:| Literature review|

DOI:| 10.1108/09574090810895960 (Permanent URL)|
Publisher:| Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Abstract:| Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of inventory management articles published in major logistics outlets, identify themes from the literature and provide future direction for inventory management research to be published in logistics journals. Design/methodology/approach – Articles published in major logistics articles, beginning in 1976, which contribute to the inventory management literature are reviewed and cataloged. The articles are segmented based on major themes extracted from the literature as well as key assumptions made by the particular inventory management model. Findings – Two major themes are found to emerge from logistics research focused on inventory management. First, logistics researchers have focused considerable attention on integrating traditional logistics decisions, such as transportation and warehousing, with inventory management decisions, using traditional inventory control models. Second, logistics researchers have more recently focused on examining inventory management through collaborative models. Originality/value – This paper catalogs the inventory management articles...
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